SCHEDULE FOR WINTER CRUISES 2002
29 July-19 September (Gould)
31 July-19 September (Palmer)
July 29 Gould leaves from Punta Arenas
July 30 Gould steams to Palmer Station
July 31 Palmer leaves from Punta Arenas
August 1-2 Gould to Palmer Station and Palmer steams to region
August 3 leave Palmer Station and both ships steam to Matha Strait
August 4 arrive at Matha Strait
August 5-6 work at Matha Strait "hot spot"
August 7-9 steam south to station 82
August 10-17 Palmer works survey grid; Gould at site 3
August 17 Palmer to station 71
August 18-19 steam to process site 2
August 20-27 Gould at process site 2; Palmer in central shelf area
August 28-31 Marguerite Bay station and survey work (predator time)
September 1 transit to site 1
September 2-9 Gould at process station 1
September 10-12 **open days for adjustments to schedule**
September 13-15 Gould to Palmer Station
September 15-19 both ships steam back to Punta Arenas
Notes from discussion
-Predator hot spot is in Matha Strait. This site is a priority.
-Intent is for these cruises to be a fully joint-ship operation.
-The target for the Palmer is to occupy 83 stations (average 3 stations/day).
-Agreement among scientists at Third Science Investigator Meeting (Dec. 2001) to stop and do work with predators, if found.
-Physical oceanographers need to take hard look at station plan to figure out which stations can be occupied and which can be dropped to accommodate working in sea ice.